Relaxing at a sun-drenched, palm-fringed beach surrounded by warm, crystal clear waters is one of the coolest things you can do on a vacation. However, many of these beautiful beaches are just too small and crowded to give you the desired feelings of peace, romance and tranquility. Therefore, if you really want to enjoy some privacy at a beach, you should go for beaches that are long enough to lose yourself. And this is exactly what you will find in today´s post. From the Marina Beach in India to the Casino Beach in Brazil, here are 25 of the World’s Longest Beaches.
Yyteri Beach, Finland
Even Finland, a cold Northern European country famous as Santa Claus´s home, has some nice long beaches. Notable for its distinctive sand dunes, the Yyteri Beach is the longest beach in Finland and of all the Nordic countries. In the center of this 4-mi (6-km) beach, there is a unisex nudist area.
Located in Cagliari, the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia, Poetto is – at 5 mi (8 km) – one of the longest beaches in Italy and all Southern Europe. A popular tourist spot, the beach is also the center of Cagliari’s nightlife and entertainment.
Marina Beach, India
Located in the city of Chennai, India, the Marina Beach is (with its total length of 8 mi or 13 km) the longest natural urban beach in the country. Although bathing and swimming at the beach are prohibited because of dangerous undercurrents, it attracts up to 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays.
Diani Beach, Kenya
Located some 19 mi (30 km) south of Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya, the Diani Beach is a major beach in eastern Africa. Stretching over 6 mi (10 km), the beach offers soft white sand, warm blue water and unique diving experience as the region is known for its astounding coral reefs and abundant wildlife.
Long Beach, Philippines
Situated on the picturesque island of Palawan in the Philippines, the Long Beach is touted by local tourism officials as the longest white beach in the Philippines. Fringed by majestic coconut palm trees, the Long Beach spans over 9 mi (14 km) of untamed shoreline.